Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
coming back into the european trades. >> as mohamed el-erian said, it's the new normal. nothing is going to happen next year in all probability. there will be the italian electrics. if berlusconi starts to poll better in a run up to the italian elections, which i think will happen, then you're likely to see bonds markets reacting a little bit to that. that could cause problems in the spanish and italian yield curve. so maybe that would that will trigger mariano rajoy asking for a bailout. anything which happens on the policy front, anything which happens in the next few months is going to be weighed for its impact on the election prospects come next september. >> you're lucky because we have a whole lot more europe after the break. we can continue to talk about all things european. but of all of this talk about the cliff, if it hasn't sent you over the edge yet, head on to our website and take the cliff quiz. see if you can match the right quiz with a number of things in. >> you can also take a look at what's on the agenda today in the u.s. a couple of economic reports wrap up the week.